Why did Elvis die after his final concert in Indianapolis? How exactly did Tomlinson Hall burn? What's up with the spooky House of Blue Lights? Are there really horrific monsters living underneath the Soldiers and Sailors Monument?
Mythic Indy is an anthology of shorts set in and about Indianapolis, spinning new legends and myths about our iconic landmarks and favorite points, including the famous House of Blue Lights, the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, the vanished Market Square Arena, Holliday Park, Woodruff Place, and more. Some stories are fun, some creepy, some literary, all are new takes on the town. My short story “The Ruins” is included.
Natasha jogs regularly at Holliday Park, keeping an eye on the salvaged statues known as The Three Races of Man. When proposed park renovations threaten the statues with a more modern installation, she must counter wealthy park enthusiasts to prevent the release of what is sealed within.
“The Ruins” is a short story appearing in Mythic Indy, an anthology of stories set in a mythical Indianapolis: folklore, magic realism, urban fantasy, slipstream, and more. Paperback proceeds benefit Second Story, a program to encourage eager and reluctant kids to explore creative writing and improve their literacy and writing skills.
Online at http://www.punchnels.com/fiction/the-ruins/.
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Mythic Indy is an anthology of weird stories set in Indianapolis that will benefit the programs of Second Story to introduce Indianapolis-area kids to creative writing.
Read blog posts about “The Ruins” and other folklore stories.